China’S Foreign Relations: Theories & Approaches
Public Lecture by
Professor Yang Jiemian President Emeritus, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Monday, March 7th, 2016, 5pm-7pm Issam Fares Institute, Conference Room, 4th floor - AUB (Green Oval)
Where do contemporary Chinese diplomatic approaches and practices derive from, and what are the theoretical and historical sources behind its “independent foreign policy of peace"? And how to understand China’s current foreign policy strategy in the light of its founding theories? To what extent is China providing an alternative to the world superpowers conception of a new kind of world order?
In its period of rapid rising and dramatic transformation, what are the challenges China is confronting in the application of these approaches and principles to complicated realities, such as in the Middle East?
Prof. Yang Jiemian is the President Emeritus of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and the Chairman of the Council of SIIS Academic Affairs. He’s also the Counselor of the Shanghai Municipal Government. Prof. Yang is on the boards of the China National Association for International Studies, the Chinese People Institute of Foreign Affairs, the National Association of China-U.S. Friendship, the National Association of American Studies, the Shanghai Association of International Relations, the Shanghai Institute for International Strategic Studies, the Shanghai Association of Taiwan Studies and many other organizations. He is also the guest professor/fellow at the PLA National Defense University, Shanghai International Studies University, Tongji University and East China Normal University. He has studied at the Shanghai Teachers’ University (B.A.), the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (M.A.), the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (M.A.), and the Shanghai International Studies University (Ph.D). Prof. Yang’s main research focus is on international systems and China’s foreign policy towards major countries.